As North America prepares for a total eclipse of the sun in August, Erin Kelly examines how slippery the concept of truth can be among overlapping narratives with he said / she said, which asks the reader, “#WhoDoYouBelieve ?” Kit McCall is a passionate eclipse chaser, traveling the world to be in the ideal viewing location. In 1999, he and his girlfriend, Laura, witness the fairly immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, and testify on behalf of the victim, Beth, against the privileged aggressor, Jamie. In the ensuing years, they develop a relationship with Beth, but when concerning incidents begin, they go undercover. In 2015, a pregnant Laura remains at home while Kit treks out of the country to view another eclipse, but their past returns in a violent and destructive fashion. While the stories are wildly divergent, this had a similar ambiance to Sarah Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes.— From Nifty Novels and More from Maryelizabeth
"A tour de force - a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that asks all the right questions, and keeps you guessing until the very end. I loved it." --Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
In the summer of 1999, Kit and Laura travel to a festival in Cornwall to see a total eclipse of the sun. Kit is an eclipse chaser; Laura has never seen one before. Young and in love, they are certain this will be the first of many they'll share.
But in the hushed moments after the shadow passes, Laura interrupts a man and a woman. She knows that she saw something terrible. The man denies it. It is her word against his.
The victim seems grateful. Months later, she turns up on their doorstep like a lonely stray. But as her gratitude takes a twisted turn, Laura begins to wonder--did she trust the wrong person?
15 years later, Kit and Laura married are living under new names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only rudimentary cell phones, not in any directories. But as the truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer keep the past in the past.
From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.